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by John Landis


19th-century Edinburgh: William Burke and William Hare are two eccentric killers who do a brisk trade in cadavers for the faculty of medicine at the local university. But the demand far outstrips the supply, and our heroes can’t keep up. And as supply and demand make the world go around, the duo plan to go straight as soon as they can save enough to open their own funeral home.

international title: Burke and Hare
original title: Burke and Hare
country: United Kingdom
sales agent: Ealing Studios
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: John Landis
film run: 91'
release date: GB 29/10/2010, IT 25/02/2011, FR 27/07/2011
screenplay: Piers Ashworth, Nick Moorcroft
cast: Tim Curry, Simon Pegg, Isla Fisher, Andy Serkis, Christopher Lee, Tom Wilkinson, Hugh Bonneville, Jenny Agutter
cinematography by: John Mathieson
film editing: Mark Everson
art director: Annie Gilhooly
costumes designer: Deborah Nadoolman
music: Joby Talbot
producer: Barnaby Thompson, Alexandra Ferguson
production: Ealing Studios, Fragile Films
distributor: Entertainment Film Distributors, Archibald Entreprise Film SRL, La Fabrique 2